Circulation of Fire in the Veda

ab 24,90 

Atsushi Hayakawa

ISBN 978-3-643-90472-0
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2014
Seiten 128
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Nijmegen Buddhist and Asian Studies

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This study is a philological study of the Vedic mythology,
while it is also intended to be a contribution to the ritual

Ritual was a cradle of archaic philosophy in India.
Mythological concepts were synthesized in the ritual
context, and its results gave a new interpretation to the
rituals themselves and to the life of man. – The Agnihotra
is experienced differently by those who know what it is, and
life is experienced differently by those who carry out the
Agnihotra. A ritual presents us with a riddle which actually
has no answer. What matters is not the intrinsic meaning,
but the process in which the meaning is generated.

It is true that ritual is pure activity without meaning or
goal, but it is not meaningless in the sense that it
generates riddles, and eventually meanings.

Atsushi Hayakawa is a software engineer.